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July 2018

Field Trip Blackingstone & Vitifer (Geology Section)

Sat. 14 July 2018

Day field trip with Dr Richard Scrivener to Blackingstone Quarry and Birch Tor/Vitifer. Please book by 4th July.

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County Gate, Exmoor (Botany Section)

Sat. 14 July 2018 at 11:00 am

Meet at County Gate car park SS793486 to explore the area to the west. A joint meeting with Exmoor Natural History Society. Leader: Bob Hodgson.

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Quoditch (Botany Section)

Sun. 15 July 2018 at 10:45 am - 4:00 pm

NOTE EARLIER MEETING TIME. A chance to visit a private nature reserve, which has a good area of culm grassland and wet woodland. Meet at Halwill Junction by the shops (SX44399994) to arrange car…

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Sourton Quarry (Buildings Section)

Sun. 15 July 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB

A visit to Sourton Quarry that produced high grade limestone but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in the 1960s. The lease was then sold…

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Visit to Castle Hill (E Devon Branch)

Tue. 17 July 2018 at 9:30 am

A visit to Castle Hill, Filleigh, and its gardens with a guided tour of the house. There will be coach transport from Sidmouth. Booking is essential using the application form available from 9th March.

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Visit to Bampton & the Heritage Centre (History Section)

Wed. 18 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
Bampton Heritage Centre, St Michael and All Angels Church
Bampton, Devon
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£3 – £5

Presentations, talks and video relating to the history of Bampton. For full details and a booking form see the two-page flyer below.

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Visit to Kelly Micaceous Haematite Mine (IA Section)

Thu. 19 July 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£3 – £5

To be led by Mick Atkinson. As parking is limited at the mine, we will share cars to Kelly, which is near Lustleigh. Meet at 10am at Bovey Tracey car park (the one at…

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Visit to Royal Citadel, Plymouth Hoe (Plymouth Branch)

Thu. 19 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
£5 – £6

Meet outside the main entrance at 2.30pm. Allow 2 hours for the guided tour including security checks. There are no public facilities on site. English Heritage members £5; non-EH members £6. Please let the…

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Whiddon Deer Park (Entomology Section)

Sat. 21 July 2018 at 10:00 am

Whiddon Deer Park is one of the Devon’s best parkland sites for veteran trees and we expect to see some interesting saproxylic (wood-eating) species. Meet and leave vehicles at Whiddon Farm NT Ranger Base…

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Modern sculpture on Exeter University campus (Lit & Art Section)

Wed. 25 July 2018 at 2:30 pm

Naome Glanville, Exeter University’s Arts and Culture Coordinator, will lead a tour of the fine collection of modern sculpture on the University campus. Numbers will be limited to 25, so advance booking is essential:…

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August 2018

Dawlish Seafront Walk (Exeter Branch)

Wed. 8 August 2018 at 2:00 pm

During this one and a half hour stroll along Dawlish seafront, we will learn about the transformation of the town from a medieval agricultural community to a fashionable watering place and a modern seaside…

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Visit to Fremington Quay and Torridge Estuary (IA Section)

Mon. 13 August 2018 at 2:00 pm
£3 – £17

The visit consists of three related activities: 2.00 pm: Guided walk around Fremington Quay, looking at lime kilns, old railway sidings, Fremington dock, a visit to the interpretative centre (old signal box). The leader…

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